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Temporary Sales Ledger / Credit Controller

Knutsford, Cheshire, United Kingdom, £ £ 26000.00-28000.00 Annual Annual, Temporary


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This growing manufacturing company in Knutsford is looking for a Temporary Sales Ledger / Credit Controller to carry out a key role within the finance team. There is a potential for this role to be made permanent.

Detailed Job Description

  • Create invoices based on customer SO and credit notes to strict timescales & posting and allocating receipts.
  • Maintain, issues and update all export documentation (dispatch note) for projects & spares.
  • Maintain and balance excel cash daybooks and prepare payments received for daily banking. Update promised payments.
  • Resolve customer queries and drive the reduction in invoice queries within the wider business.
  • Liaise with customers concerning payments received that do not match statements or payment advice.
  • Handle any escalation issues for AR and tackles difficult collections.
  • Establish relations with customers to collect payment while maintaining quarterly targets an develops excellent relationships with key customer contacts.
  • Review in detail weekly Aged Debt report to ensure its accuracy and including notes or any comments for actions.
  • To work on monthly bad provision schedule with Finance Team Leader through regular ledger review to ensure potential bad debts are identified and escalated for further action.
  • Chasing overdue invoices by phone, emails and letter withing agreed timescale. Maintain records of promised payments and progress.
  • Ensure that all advance payments are received in accordance with the agreed payment terms. Advise the Projects team at least two days in advance of delivery dates where payment terms have not been satisfied.
  • Ensure that customer accounts are maintained in accordance with the Credit Policy and that standard emails concerning overdue debts are prepared and sent as per the Policy. Highlight any Red Flag Accounts and issues.
  • Monitor outstanding balance against set credit limit in accordance with the Credit Policy and escalate to Finance Team Leader when limit exceed.
  • Ensure that all Hire Agreements are prepared and signed by customers prior to machine delivery, checking that advance hire invoices have been paid.
  • Maintain the Hire System on a weekly basis, producing invoices and maintaining and balancing the excel daybook.
  • Works with Sales, Services and Project teams to jointly support the customer in any concern or query that could put timely payment at risk.
  • Ensure that all filing of customer correspondence is maintained on a regular basis.
  • Maintain necessary spreadsheet information on a regular basis and for presentation monthly. Update retention information and circulate.
  • Annual Audit - prepare audit information required by Auditors and assist during the annual audit.
  • Checks credit ratings when setting customer accounts to evaluate credit risk as per Credit Policy and determine credit worthiness of potential and existing customers.
  • Manage monthly close of Sales ledger- perform month end routine on the last working day of the month and run relevant reports and update all month end spreadsheets.
  • Controls and manage client statements and dunning process.
  • Assists with improving processes and automating procedures to assist with business growth.
  • Maintain a current knowledge of AR including cash allocation, credit management and credit application process.
  • Prepares the monthly collection target by checking portfolio management and drives daily actual information for cash flow purpose. To highlight any issues to the Finance Team Leader that may impact cash collection and to effective control over collections and management of total debt to meet agreed targets whilst resolving all credit control and collections issues efficiently and effectively.
  • Ah hoc tasks.

Additional requirements:

  • Must be a proactive member of the team.
  • Possess good problem-solving skills.
  • Must be accountable for actions and following up actions.
  • Be able to use word and excel, update pivot tables and use outlook calendar.

Hours of work are 8.00am - 4.30pm Monday - Friday

This role offers the opportunity to work from home for around 3-4 days per week but you must be available to attend the office if needed.

Please contact Mike Otter at RK Accountancy for a confidential discussion about this opportunity or submit your CV for immediate consideration.

As a recruitment specialist with over 23 years of local experience, I work closely with each Client and Candidate to understand each of their personal requirements. Should this position not fit your criteria as a Candidate, but you are seeking a new opportunity, please do not hesitate to get in touch for a thorough and confidential discussion on future roles and opportunities your new employer

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Knutsford, Cheshire, United Kingdom
£ £ 26000.00-28000.00 Annual Annual